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2012 Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay "Napa Valley"

Cakebread 2012 Chardonnay

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $36

Cases produced: 30,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 25, 2014

Wine Review: This pale yellow colored Chardonnay from Cakebread opens with a mild pineapple and light oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, and slightly acidic. The flavor profile is a pleasant mild oak and gentle tart green apple blend with hints of minerality and Anjou pear. The finish is dry and nicely prolonged. The panel thought this chard was food friendly and would pair it with baked arctic char with rosemary or grilled shrimp. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Our 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay offers delightfully fragrant, slightly yeasty aromas of ripe pear, apple and guava fruit complemented by hints of honeysuckle, mineral and toasted oak. It likewise hits the mark on the palate, delivering sensationally concentrated pear, spiced apple and melon flavors that culminate in a long finish lifted by zesty spice and mineral tones. Bold and beautifully balanced, with great depth and breadth of flavor, our 2012 Chardonnay is a delicious expression of a picture-perfect vintage. It will continue to please over the next 3-5 years.

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